Whose Memory Symposium
Whose Memory? - An Online SYMPOSIUM EXPLORING the Politics of Story
History is too often told by people other than those who experienced it. Truth becomes curated to fit the needs and agendas of those in power, and the stories and lived experiences of every-day people are questioned, challenged, and erased. The Whose Memory? International Symposium is a space for activists, artists, and scholars to talk about how memory is being politicized, what enduring effects this has, and what antidotes exist.
Keynote Address by Noorjahan Akbar, an outspoken women right’s advocate and author from Afghanistan. Noorjahan has worked with several Afghan and global organizations focusing on women’s empowerment and ending gender-based violence, and has led nation-wide campaigns and protests in defense of human rights.
Dr. Beverly Bickel, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Stephani Etheridge-Woodson, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Wryly McCutchen, poet, writer, and community educator
Moderated by Ngozi Oparah, Community Projects Director, StoryCenter
Saturday, August 24, 10 am - 2 pm Pacific Time
Register at www.storycenter.org/whosememory.